Wisconsin will be in your community this summer!
As in years past, our affiliates (and staff)
will be staffing pro-life booths at county fairs
across the state and spreading the pro-life
message through community events, such as
parades. Volunteers are needed for this summer!
Waukesha (July 20-24), Ozaukee (August 3-7),
Wausau (also known as the Wisconsin Valley Fair,
August 2-7), Fond du Lac (also known as the
Fondy Fair, July 20-24), Juneau (August 17-21)
& St. Croix (July 20-24).
Brown, Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Co.
affiliates will be doing an info table at LiFest
in Oshkosh (July 7-10).
Ashland 4th of July; Cedarburg 4th of July;
Sheboygan Brat Days (Saturday August 6); and
Eastman (Crawford County) 4th of July Parade.
All of these efforts are coordinated and staffed
solely by volunteers! We need your help! Contact
Pro-Life Wisconsin toll-free at (877) 463-7945
or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out
how you can spread the pro-life message in
Wisconsin this summer.
Milwaukee social worker to
woman he impregnated: Have an abortion or else
First we have this
A child welfare
worker who impregnated an emotionally
troubled woman he had investigated for child
abuse ordered the woman to get an abortion
or she would lose everything, according to a
lawsuit filed Monday in federal court and an
interview with the woman’s attorney.
“He said, ‘If I
have to lose everything, then you have to
lose everything too,’” the attorney, Joy
Bertrand, quoted the woman as saying.
The woman –
Theola Nealy – refused to have an abortion.
Nealy’s two children – a daughter then 5
years old and a 3-year-old son – were taken
into state custody. Years later, those
children have not been returned.
And the baby
fathered by the caseworker – now almost 3
years old – continues to live with her
father, Peter J. Nelsen.
assigned to protect the most vulnerable
among us, and he preyed upon them,” Bertrand
So much is wrong here. But this is hardly the
first case of a pro-abortion social worker
intimidating those in his/her care. Bishop
Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, Florida, revealed
last year that his mother resisted
pressure from a government social worker to
abort him during the Great Depression. A
Pennsylvania foster care mother had
all of her foster children removed from
her home after she told a newspaper that a
Philadelphia Department of Human Services
caseworker forced one of the children to have
an abortion. The list goes on and on.
Contradiction: More proof the "more
contraceptives, less abortions" theory is flawed
New York City is
the abortion capital of America. More than 40
percent of pregnancies in New York City end in
abortion (excluding miscarriages), nearly
twice the national rate. The abortion rate
among the city’s black residents is a
jaw-dropping 60 percent. In 2009, New York
City saw more than 87,000 abortions—one
roughly every six minutes.
Not surprisingly, New York City also has one
of the country’s most pro-abortion political
establishments. When the New York Post
interviewed the City Council’s 51 members in
2010 about the city’s abortion rate, only five
would allow that it was too high. One council
aide even fretted that a lower abortion rate
might bankrupt the city.
Asked to comment on how her city could best
lower its rates of unintended pregnancy and
abortion, Council Speaker Christine Quinn told
“We can reduce the number of unintended
pregnancies…by expanding access to
contraceptives and increasing sex education.”
A similar analysis was offered in 2008 by
Deborah Kaplan, deputy commissioner of New
York City’s Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene. Responding to questions about the
city’s high abortion rate, she told Crain’s
business journal, “To me, the problem is
access. If we improved access to
contraceptives, there would be a reduction in
Quinn and Kaplan were echoing the conventional
wisdom about the relationships between
contraception, unintended pregnancy, and
abortion. The theory holds that since most
abortions are the result of unintended
pregnancies, efforts to reduce unintended
pregnancies will reduce the number of
abortions. And since contraceptives can reduce
the number of unintended pregnancies,
expanding access to contraceptives will lower
the abortion rate.
But that logic has not worked very well in
practice. If New York City is the abortion
capital of America, it is also the
contraceptive capital of America. Free or
low-cost birth control is available through
dozens of publicly-funded programs at more
than 200 places throughout New York state,
most of them in New York City and its suburbs.
Read more here.
continues its decline
Sadly, far from the widely accepted traditional
model of large families, Italian society is
rapidly becoming one
of singles and two-job, one-child married
Much like the sinking, decaying city of Venice,
Italian culture is soon to be no more. The older
generation has been referred to as the "last
In Italy, abortions are "free" (taxpayer-financed)
in public hospitals or in private structures
authorized by the regional health authorities.
Italy has attempted to raise its birth rate
through financial incentives. That hasn't worked
for Russia, Germany, etc so why would it work for
Italy? We are seeing the fruits of the
legalization of birth control, sexual freedom,
abortion, and so on.
Italy is a popular tourist destination for the
obvious reasons. Sadly, it will become more of a
Disney World type destination in the years to
come, a window into a world that once was and
never will be again, preserved simply for tourists
to take pictures.
archetypal Italian family, with mamma and papa
presiding over a noisy dinner table, surrounded
by rambunctious children and grandchildren, has
become a cultural artifact of the past. Not only
are Italians not having children, they are
increasingly not even bothering to get married,
according to recently released government
decline in marriages is unusually uniform in a
country that sees large regional cultural
differences between north and south. While Italy
still has a relatively low rate of divorce, with
only about 10 percent of marriages failing,
young people especially are increasingly either
delaying marriage for decades, or opting out
decrease can mainly be seen in a decline in
first marriages, particularly among people under
35. In just two years, the number of first
marriages across the country has dropped by
30,000. At the same time, while abortion rates
remain relatively low compared to other
countries, Italy continues its birth-rate
spiral, with only 1.39 children born per woman.
Union orders Hungary to stop pro-life ad campaign
From the Wall
The European Commission requested Hungary to stop
its anti-abortion campaign because it was financed
mainly using EU money allotted to gender equality
The Hungarian government earlier this year chose
against an outright ban on abortion, but started
an ad campaign hoping to reduce the numbers of
legal abortions. The campaign is set to run for
two months and show a picture of a fetus with the
words, “I understand it if you aren’t ready for
me, but rather put me up for adoption, let me
Through the Progress Fund, the EU subsidizes
projects aimed at gender equality. Some members of
the European Parliament asked the European
Commission in May whether the Commission was aware
that the fund, designed to support the
implementation of the EU’s social agenda, was
being used to finance an anti-abortion campaign.
In response, commission vice-president Viviane
Reding urged Hungarian authorities to immediately
stop the campaign, saying its funding using EU
money was improper.
“The Commission made it very clear: using EU money from
the Progress program or any other EU source to
promote an anti-abortion campaign is an abuse
and is incompatible with EU values,”
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
member Sylvie Guillaume said.
Read more here.
- A former Planned Parenthood clinic
director has been promoted to the top Democrat
role. Read it here.
Ohio man has been sentenced to 13 years in
attempting to force an abortion at gunpoint.
Read more here.
controversial pro-abortion Notre Dame board member has
stepped down. Read more here.
Sawyer County affiliate, Queen of Peace,
Protector of Life, will be displaying
the "Cemetery of the Innocents" (400 crosses
representing the thousands of daily abortions in
the USA), at Holy Family Parish along Hwy 51 in
Woodruff, WI., June 9 - June 22. Further set-ups
are planned throughout the summer. For more
information, contact Bob Ornberg at (715)
Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth Co.
praying at Planned Parenthood in Delavan,
WI on Monday, June 13 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Signs are provided. Contact Phil Cullen for info
Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County gathers for prayer
witness every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
Family Planning Health Services, 522 State Road
82 # F, in Mauston. Please call Richard Irwin,
(608) 565-6706, for more information. They meet
every second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch
Public Library in Mauston at 7 p.m. in the
Winnebago County prays at the Planned Parenthood on
Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton from 12 - 1 pm on the
first Monday of every month. If you cannot
attend please take a moment to say a prayer for
defunding Planned Parenthood permanently. Bring
your own signs or make your own if you would
Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County prays
the Rosary once a month on Saturday at 10:45
a.m. at Family Planning Health Services. Call
Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm date.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Fond du Lac County prays in front of
Planned Parenthood, 333 N. Peters Ave., Fond du
Lac, on the second Saturday of the month from
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information, call
Ann at (920) 921-6062. A pro-life Rosary is said
at 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. Mass each
Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Marquette St. at
E. Merrill Ave., Fond du Lac.
Vigil for Life-PLW Dane County have a perpetual
presence on the sidewalks in front of Madison's
Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin
Road, Madison, WI 53704). Each day that Planned
Parenthood is open for business (every week
day), 2 people (at least!) will be scheduled to
be present on the sidewalk. The times and days
are as follows: Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11
a.m.; Thursday and Friday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for
these 2-hour shifts, especially on a monthly
basis. You may also "stop by." Those interested
here to view the online scheduling
calendar or contact affiliate leader Laura
Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or email
Pro-Life Wisconsin Chippewa Valley prays and gives
public witness against abortion and
contraception outside the Eau Claire Planned
Parenthood (1231 Menomonie St.) every Thursday
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Saturday of
the month at 11 a.m.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County gathers
regularly on Saturday mornings at the Affiliated
abortion center, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in
Milwaukee, between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
SIDEWALK COUNSELORS ARE NEEDED! If you can come
pray or counsel women entering the abortuary,
please contact Peggy Hamill, (262) 796-1111, or
e-mail email@example.com for more
Pro-Life Wisconsin Outagamie County invites you to love
your preborn neighbor as yourself, by going out
to the places where abortions are sold and
committed. Please plan to come and sidewalk
counsel (beside the driveway), pray and witness
with signs. Abortions are scheduled from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Planned
Parenthood Appleton North on 3800 N. Gillett St.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Waukesha County will join other
pro-lifers for monthly prayer in front of the
Planned Parenthood in Waukesha, 426 W. Main St.
Prayer gatherings will be held the fourth
Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha has consecrated our
fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus
through Mary. We pray every Saturday at 11
a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood
facility, located at Roosevelt Road and 36th
Avenue in Kenosha. Please come and pray the
Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other
prayers with us. For more information contact
Karie Kinzler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
Please join Pro-Life Wisconsin Racine for a prayer vigil
every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until noon at the
Racine Planned Parenthood, 832 Main St. All are
welcome to join with your presence or your
Rock County Chapter of Pro-Life
Wisconsin encourages people to come to the
Rockford abortion mill to pray, witness and
counsel. The Northern Illinois Women’s Center is
located at 10th St and Broadway, Rockford, Ill.
Mothers seeking abortion enter between the hours
of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Rosary begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the
Divine Mercy Chaplet. For more information
please call Mary Jane Stephan (815) 624-2270 or
(815) 670-1166. PLW Rock County is also on Facebook!
Missionaries to the Preborn will have a
pro-life picket on Saturday, June 18 at 11:30am to
1pm in Bayside at the intersection of W. Brown
Deer Rd. and N. Port Washington Rd. Signs will be
provided. Call (414) 462-3399 with questions.
Pro-lifers pray the
Rosary every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the
West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532 Shepherd’s
Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on the West end
of town, approximately 1-1/2 miles west of Hwy
45 on West Washington Street (aka: Highway 33)
in West Bend. It is in a shopping mall on the
north-side of the street. We are on the
Holy Hour for the Unborn: St. John the
Evangelist Parish, 8500 W. Cold Spring Rd.,
Greenfield, Wis. We come together every fourth
Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to
pray for the end of abortion. The church has 24
hours of Adoration seven days a week. Contact
Kathy Knaack with questions,
Cenacles of Life
meets at St Mary’s Good Shepherd Chapel, 108
McHenry St, Burlington, WI every Wednesday at 6
p.m., and recites the second oral Rosary in the
main body of the church, finishing at 7:15 p.m.
Cenacles of Life meets every
Saturday morning at 6:45 a.m. to pray two
Rosaries for pro-life intentions before the 7:30
a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pine
Bluff, west of Madison.
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a prayer vigil
every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids on
8th St. by the Shopko mall to pray for the
closing of the Planned Parenthood. If you have
any questions contact Will Goodman at (608)
The Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe has a prayer vigil
every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point in
front of the strip mall next to Family Video to
pray for the closing of Family Planning Health
Services. If you have any questions contact Jen
Dunnett at (715) 340-2779.